hour. 43 around lunchtime socked in with clouds and we will talk about the 7-day forecast and the feature of 60 degree weather. it it's going to be mild lauren. >> reporter: well, mike, we are dealing with a very serious crash in carroll county. it's shut down route 97 right at old liberty road. you will want to avoid the area. it's closed in both directions and will be closed throughout the entire morning rush. now if you are traveling on interstate 70 in howard county, nothing to get in your way from columbia pike to 695. and this is what 95 looks like north of 195. you are looking at 12-minute ride from elk ridge to downtown baltimore. using the jfx to get into the city, no problems whatsoever. just 11 minutes southbound from the beltway down to east fayette street. and 695 in great shape. looking at an 8ment ride on the outer -- 8 minute ride on the
outer loop to 70. megan and charley, over to you. it's purnel friday and you -- purple friday and you will be hard-pressed to fiend anyone not wearing that color. but in denver you have to look harder. we sent jamie costello into enemy territory to find the purple pride in the mile high city. >> reporter: good morning. ravens fans made their trek here. marty spent 25 years in baltimore and lives out here in denver now. exe explains the spags -- he explains the passion between the two cities. >> denver is intense the state capitol is lit up in orange. people are walking around in jerseys broncos are a big deal. >> we are here for you. >> found out when we landed we had the e-mail. >> reporter: is this great. >> i am so excited. >> go ray lewis. >> we got our jerseys. >> and we will represent. >> we will be obnoxious fans and wearing purple. >> reporter: and ravens fans will continue to flock into
denver today. and later this afternoon, the ravens will arrive. here in denver, jamie costello, good morning maryland. a group from baltimore is getting ready to head there. and they will be excited with the trip. people from b more around town are out in hanover having breakfast with linda so and donuts and linda, you guys are dancing. >> reporter: weil we are at haney's-- we are at haney's corner deli. they are having a mini pep rally free donuts for anyone who comes in. available until 7. free coffee and you get to do it all with tons of ravens fans over here. they brought out the dj for this event. and this is the dj that does all the events for b more around town. >> i am so excited i couldn't sleep and it's to come work.
>> go ravens. >> reporter: are you going to denver. >> no i will be watching on tv because i have to work. >> reporter: yeah but he was nice enough to come out this morning. all the fans are going out to denver most of them. and steven you are one of them. come over. so a group of you guys how many are going out? >> i think it's about 15 of us going out we are expecting 80 at the tailgate tomorrow for the game. >> reporter: so you are leaving this morning from the airport? >> flying out around quarter of 9. >> reporter: predictions for the game. >> it's going to be ravens win. we are heading to new england next week. we will see what happens. >> reporter: very excited. now the fact that it could be let's cross our fingers not that it could be ray lewis' last game that's got to be great you are going to be watching that. >> yeah. definitely it was very exciting time in the stadium last week and it's going to be bet they are week. hopefully we can make it down at the end of the game and make it to the bottom and watch them
come off the field. >> reporter: this morning before you leave you want to treat the ravens fans who come out right? you are encouraging anyone every one to come out right? >> anyone and every one to come down and we have donuts and coffee and water and hot chocolate whatever you want come down and check it out. >> reporter: so you have a little chant for us this morning? >> yeah. [ music ] ♪ oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ♪ oh oh oh oh ♪ oh oh oh oh oh oh ♪ oh oh oh oh oh ♪ >> reporter: come on guys don't you want to join the party again haney's corner deli in hanover until 7 this morning free donuts and coffee for everyone. come on out. >> can't wait to see what happens next. that's haney's corner deli in hanover. if you are going to be
sporting number 52 and you won't be alone, ray announced his retirement and sales for the jersey has risen 2,000%. his is the number one selling nfl jersey on the website fanatics.com and the second most popular belongs to the man ray lewis will be trying to sack tomorrow number 18, broncos quarterback peyton manning. that is second and then redskins quarterback robert griffin iii behind him. tonight, we want to remind you we are having a special tribute to ray lewis. downtown baltimore is the place to be. the baltimore marriott water front hotel will have a laser show in front of the hotel facing the inner harbor showing for for -- support for the ravens. image is going to be ray lewis doing his famous dance and it's going to take up at least 15 floors of the building and loop continually. that starts at 5:30 and goes until 9:00 tonight. and here at abc2 we are excited for the ravens playoff run. and we want you to join in on
that excitement. we are having a special one hour show destination denver. kelly swoope will be live with fans at della rosa's in white mash and jammy costello is live in -- jamie costello is live in denver and charley will be at the ravens zone and that starts tonight at abc2. 5:36. >> background checks limiting magazine signs and banning assault style weapons could be among the recommendations vice president joe biden delivers to the president on tuesday. now all of this is as a result of biden meeting with the nrayesterday and ongoing task force that could be called the meeting maybe a little less cordial. nra released a stinging statement following the sit- down saying it didn't produce ideas as curbing gun violence but instead hacking the second amendment. mr. biden said the one thing has come out of his immediateings is that consensus that background checks need to be strengthened overall. and adding urgency to the debate another school shooting. this one in taft, california war 16-year-old -- where a 16- year-old walked into the school
and shot a classmate. police cred ate teacher and staffer with talking that shooter into putting the weapon down before things got worse. the victim is in critical condition. and we are learning that bullying may have been the motive behind the school shooting in california. and you have this scene in portland oregon a. two men armed with rifle taking to the streets and hoping to raise awareness about gun rights. instead it caused a near panic. when officers showed up, there was not much they could do. the pair had concealed carry permits and were not breaking laws. coming up, we have checked around this morning and both taft school and shooting with the nra meeting with vice- president biden is among the top searches and thevice- president will hand his recommendations to the president on tuesday. some could require congressional action. 5:37. every now and then wild animals need help from the humans and that's the case for this deer who wandered out to a frozen pond. we will tell you how rescuers
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i think that story is sad. it has happy ending but i hate watching it a deer is thrown a life loin when it is stuck in the middle of a frozen lake. he tries to stand up but keeps slipping and member of the colorado packs and wildlife service walks out on the thin ice and tries to shoe the -- shoo the deer and than lassos it by the antlers and pulls it ashore. it runs into the woods. >> this may make you feel better. think about how much worse the story could have been and ask how the guy got the rope off the antlers after the deer was to dry land? where was this? >> colorado. >> 44 and 10 is a good reminder to stay off a lakefront during the course or the bay everything is well above freezing. we haven't seen the cold air aloft so stay off bodies water.
48 today. cloudy and it's well on the mild side. late day showers will develop and it stays mild for tonight. 40 degrees. watch out for the fog after midnight and cloudy skies out there. now the showers will wrap up a little after the 5:00 hour. 7-day forecast 48 goes to 60 on saturday. fog for the overnight maybe into saturday morning. and then look how mild it gets on sunday. 67 degrees. we will talk more weather coming up in bit. lauren cook how are the roads>> reporter: we are following a serious crash in carroll county. two people have been flown to shock trauma one with life- threatening injuries. shut down from old liberty road and it's important for you to avoid the area. you will want to stick with route 32 or route 27 as your alternate. more problems on 95 in downtown baltimore. we are dealing with a crash right along the northbound lanes at dundalk avenue. here's a live look at 395. fortunately no problems getting through the fort mchenry tunnel and harbor tunnel will be clear. that's the abc2 timesaver traffic megan and charley over
to you. >> telethons charity conseaters few ways people have been raising money for victims of the super storm sandies. >> and breweries are thinking outside the box. we have details on the sandy beer. >> and a cheaper version of the iphone. rumors seem to good to be true and we are learning they were. good morning maryland continues in just a few moments.
on this friday morning a hearing is happening today in texas where planned parenthood will ask for an injunction to receive state funding a judge ruled that texas can cut off funding to the organization's family planning programs. a judge will ask a -- request a hearing to exhume the body of a man poisoned weeks after winning the lottery. family members were suspicious about the man's desk. afghan president karzai is speak at george washington university and is expected to talk about his beliefs the u.s. and nato failed to make afghanistan more secure. karzai is meeting with president obama and secretary of state hillary clinton today. it's unclear whether the man accused of opening fire in a colorado movie theater will be arraigned today. lawyers for james holmes say
that he is not ready to enter a plea. a judge ruled yesterday that there is enough evidence to put holmes on trial. half of the world's food goes to waste. that's according to a new study out of britain. it says that food is lost in production with insufficient weighs of getting it there or wasted by consumers completely. many people threw away as much as half of what they buy at the store. today we are expected to learn more from the cdc on growing flu epidemic among children there have been 18 deaths reported so far this season. from coast to coast americans are waging a losing battle against the nasty flu strain. doctors overrun with patients are running low on flu shots and tests as the virus continues to spread. more than 180 million vaccine doses has been distributed worldwide but clinics can't keep up with demand. pharmacists are struggling to fill prescription drugs and schools across the country
reports hundreds of children out sick. one school district in oklahoma canceled class after a quarter of the students became ill. >> when it hits you, it knocks you quick. >> one county in new york reports 2300 cases of the flu. last year at this time there, were 5 cases. cdc says the seasonal flu will cost businesses nearly 10 1/2 billion dollars in direct cost for hospitalizations and outpatient visits for adults and that doesn't include sick pay and work delays and overall lost productivity. abc2news.com/flu is your place to go for all flu related questions you might have especially about the shots or remedies or symptoms and what you need to do after contacting your doctor all that can be found at abc2news.com/flu
section also you will find a listing of flu shots and clinics to get them. megan. news time 5:48. for many it's payday. and your first paycheck of 2013you might do a double take because it's going to be a bit smaller. it's all thanks to the fiscal cliff deal. the payroll tax holiday on social security tax expired raising rates by 2%. and the payroll tax cut also expired and was not renewed. so what does it mean for you? expect to see about 40 dollars less in each of your paychecks. we have to check on that because some people wonder if it's 40 per paycheck or week. so hang in there we will find out for you. don't get too excited about a cheaper version of the iphone. company says the rumors are not true. an apple executive spoke to a newspaper in shanghai about the buzz of the budget iphone and said that he will "never be in the future of apple's products." earlier reports said the tech giant was work on a cheaper version to combat the slowing
sales. here's a unique idea. raising money for super storm sandy victims by selling beer. >> that's a pretty good idea. a handful of breweries on long island created a beer called surge protector. 8 breweries in all are taking part. they donated ingredients to make the indian pale ale and some of the proceeds will go to help one of their own. barrier brewing was wiped out by the storm. the money will be donated to long island cares which provides food to victims. >> the buzz is starting to build and i think people will be psyched when it does come out. >> we are stronger together thanseparate and this is a good demonstration of that. >> they hope to get it in stores by january 22nd and they are distributing kegs for restaurants to serve notice he says the buzz. >> the buzz is growing. >> that's clever but a lot of people do still need help in the area so it's a good way to see them coming together to a do it. >> they do and they will get a break this weekend becauses weather will cooperate towards
the outdoor activities. >> sure. we haven't seen a lot of storms across the area so that's good news for the areas including us. but the winter weather is not too far off in the distance. we will talk about that? second. -- about that in a second. notice outside the beltway we are into the middle 30s. 44 in town right now. and we are 3 degrees coarld than we were -- colder than we were this time yesterday morning. it's all about the clouds today and prepare for a cloudy sky and notice to the south that is warm front that's going to deliver the mild air into the region over the weekend. so while 63 right now in atlanta, we are at 36 in baltimore and out to the west, that little game in denver that we have on saturday, it's going to be like 20 degrees. so a -- it's certainly cold towards the west. notice the storm track keeping the warm air towards the east and look at the cold air back up towards the west. 18 degrees. the southeast ridge delivering the heat over the weekend, 48
goes to 60 around saturday and sunday 67 degrees before we start to get to more normal conditions. temperatures back into the 70s. hey lauren. >> reporter: hello. we are following a very serious crash in carroll county. two people have been medivaced and route 97 is now shut down from old frederick road to bars low road it will be closed throughout the morning rush so stick with route 32 or 27 as your alternate. and there are more problems on95. we are dealing with a crash along the northbound lanes at dundalk avenue. much different story for those of you using 83 this morning. and here's what it looks like up in hunt valley. nice and clear at shawan road and will remain that way making are way into the city. looking at the abc2 timesaver traffic drive times. 695 in great shape. no problems on the outer loop from 95 all the way up to 83. that takes you 11 minutes and you are looking at an 11-minute ride as well on the west side to travel that outer loop from 795 down to 95. megan and charley over to
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the us that of someone rock your grandmother is not a pleasant thought. >> unless she is the one carrying the gun. earns teen owns a grocery store and one night a man pulled a knife and tried to grab cash and she was not going to have any part of this. she pulled the gun and she took aim. >> i shouldn't say this but i think i was going to shoot the gun but he was running away. so once his back was turned i actually couldn't do it. >> she says she was only -- she only shot the gun twice and hopes to never have to pull it out but showed immediately watch this video. not messing around at all. >> don't mess with grandma. well, we know water bottlesconditioned foods are products you come in contact with on a daily base nice but many contain bpa which can be harmful to infants. we will have tips to avoid buying things containing the chemical. >> a local teacher combines love for art and ravens to